Although Tropical Storm Nate has passed the area, visitors to the Cherokee National Forest are advised to stay alert and monitor weather forecasts. There is still the risk of flash flooding and rising water.

Low laying areas are especially vulnerable to rapidly rising and swift water. These areas should be avoided during and after storm events.

Thunderstorms and showers are predicted for October 10 and 11 throughout east Tennessee. ┬áBe alert to a rapid rise of water in low-lying areas – it can happen at a moment’s notice.

When visiting the national forest always be alert for heavy rains and sudden changes in the weather, especially at night.

If you are planning to visit the national forest, consider postponing your visit until the weather improves.